The founding of the African Association in 1788 was arguably the starting point of the European race to explore Africa. The organisation lay behind many of the most famous expeditions to Africa at the end of the eighteenth century, including those of Mungo Park, Friedrich Hornemann and John Lewis Burckhardt. Alongside the insights into the preparations for the expeditions, the volume includes letters and detailed accounts from both Park and Hornemann, and meticulous contemporary maps, providing a unique picture of the earliest days of exploration in Africa.
First published in 1790, the present edition is much expanded.
2 volumes, 8vo, viii, 565; vi, 424 pp., 4 maps (3 folding), contemporary calf gilt, spines in 6 compartments, morocco lettering pieces to second and fourth, light foxing and offsetting to and from maps, a very good set.
Stock ID: 99935